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    07-13-2018, 01:05 PM
    I'm loading my first 118-gr soup cans, this version from NOE, which is similar to Lee's. My first efforts are soft cast over light loads of Red Dot, Herco and Unique. Rifle: various lever actions and Savage 340. Having messed with all manner...
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    07-10-2018, 07:44 AM
    All items except the Lyman crimper are still available.
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    07-08-2018, 10:14 AM
    Ask your yard sale scrounging friends to stay alert for an old turkey cooker. Got mine that way for $20. I haven't given it the bouncing test, but it will hold a dutch oven 3/4 full of lead. Two simple modification I did that helped: 1. ...
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    07-02-2018, 10:23 PM
    Update: I bought the NOE 314-210-RN. With soft alloy the mold drops 0.304 x 0.315". In both the Springfield Krag and the .30-06 Sako Finnbear, bullets sized to 0.311-0.312" have given respectable groups with light charges of Red Dot and also...
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    06-30-2018, 10:29 AM
    PBSmith replied to a thread C309-113-F in .30-30 in Leverguns
    I'd try the Lee 309-113 were I not gun shy of Lee undersized molds. The last Lee mold I bought dropped three thousandths undersize. For those of you who own and use the Lee 309-113, what are your as-cast diameters and with what alloy? Thanks.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check